Nominated for three Off West End Awards, including Director (Diane Page) and Lead Performance in a Play (Aaron Anthony and Nadine Higgin).

★★★★★ “Electrifying revival of Dael Orlandersmith’s layered study of colourism.” The Stage

★★★★★ “Captured effectively and told beautifully…taking the audience on a journey and pushing the boundaries of their imagination.” Rendition

★★★★★ “Mind-blowing, thought-provoking, tear-jerking, and straight-up phenomenal…Diane Page has created a masterpiece” Afridiziak

★★★★★ “Breathtaking…Yellowman remains just as poignant and electrifying as ever – and just as heartbreaking.” Time & Leisure

Alma and Gene have grown up together. She dreams of a life beyond the confines of their small town. But when their friendship develops into something more serious, Gene’s fate becomes tragically intertwined with hers and they can’t escape the legacy of racism and the tensions within their own community.

Twenty years after it premiered and received a Pulitzer Prize nomination, Dael Orlandersmith’s Yellowman, set in the 1960s Deep South, is a moving and deeply pertinent play for now.

“Beautifully written… this is what theatre is all about” New York Post

“A beautiful coming-of-age tale… both heartwarming and ultimately heartbreaking” Variety

Diane Page returns to the OT to direct following her acclaimed “excellent revival” (Financial Times) of Athol Fugard’s Statements After An Arrest Under the Immorality Act as winner of the JMK Award.

★★★★★ “Exactly what theatre should be” Afridiziak on Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act

All performances are at full capacity unless otherwise stated. We ask you to please consider wearing a mask when joining us for a performance, to protect the actors and reduce risk of cancellations, however it is not a requirement of entry. Find out more about COVID-19 Safety



OT On Screen

The play will also be available to watch online from home via OT On Screen. 
Available to stream on demand at a time that suits you anytime between 7.30pm BST on 11 October 2022 and 11.59pm BST on 14 October BOOK HERE 


Photos by Ali Wright

EugeneAaron Anthony
AlmaNadine Higgin
DirectorDiane Page
DesignerNiall McKeever
Lighting DesignerRajiv Pattani
Sound DesignerEsther Kehinde Ajayi
Casting DirectorSophie Parrott CDG
Intimacy DirectorRachel Bown-Williams
Dialect CoachAundrea Fudge
Deputy Stage ManagerVicky Zenetzi
Assistant Stage ManagerBeth Brown